UFC 251 Main Card Fight Odds: Petr Yan (-240) vs. Jose Aldo (+200). Predictions and free bets bonus offers for NJ, IN, CO, IL and PA below in this betting preview.
Amid the excitement strewn across such an excellent card this Saturday, Jose Aldo’s meeting with Petr Yan may fly under the radar somewhat as a potential classic between the old and new school.
Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo Prediction: Yan via TKO
Yan, 27, represents an emerging class of talents and looks highly promising at bantamweight, a division without a champion after Henry Cejudo decided to hang up his gloves earlier in 2020. Aldo, six years Yan’s senior, has more than twice as many pro fights as his upcoming opponent, but the Brazilian has lost five times in his last eight bouts altogether, including a split-decision defeat to Marlon Moraes in his bantamweight debut back in December.
Despite inclinations to side with icon Aldo at +200 (3.00) odds, there’s no disputing the fact natural bantamweight Yan looks like the future of this division and is unbeaten in nine fights for a reason. The Russian should be a sensible bet at -240 (1.42) provided he can weather what’s likely to be an early assault from Aldo, with Yan seeking his fourth knockout win in only his seventh UFC outing.
This fight is not fancied to go the difference with Yan at +125 (2.25) to knock Aldo out with William Hill NJ. Aldo is priced almost four times as high at +450 (5.50) to end the fight with a finish, or +400 (5.00) to take it on points.